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Activity Directing Certificate Overview

Students who enroll in the Activity Directing Certificate program will find flexibility in the combination of online learning and practicum placement in a real-work setting. The training will provide basic skills and knowledge in activity programming, particularly with the aging population, including in long-term care facilities. While geared toward the elderly, it would also provide skills and knowledge for any position that has activities as part of its job duties.

This certificate meets the training required by Ohio Board of Health to lead an activities department  in long-term care facilities. Overall, the certificate consists of  6 credit hours, so 90 hours of course work such as textbook readings and online assignments and 90 hours of an activity practicum placement to gain real-work experience.

Activity Directing Certificate Highlights

  • Combination of online learning, and a practicum placement in a real-work setting
  • Activity practicum placement allows for development and utilization of skills in a real-work setting.
  • Only college in area to offer the 90 hour basic training.

Career Opportunities

The US Bureau Labor Statistics expects an increase by 7% from 2018-2028. Among the factors cited for this anticipated increase are the growing number of elderly citizens and expanding federal funding for children with disabilities. Individuals who are experienced with certain populations may have better opportunities.

Activity Directing Certificate Plan of Study

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